Prof. Dr. Martin Raubal

Martin Raubal is Professor for Geoinformation-Engineering at the Institute of Cartography and Geoinformation, ETH Zurich. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Department of Geography, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB).

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  • Habilitation (Venia legendi in Geoinformatics), University of Münster, 2006

  • Dr. techn. (Honors), Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 2001

  • Dipl.-Ing., Surveying Engineering and Geoinformation, Vienna University of Technology, 1998

  • M.S., Spatial Information Science and Engineering, University of Maine, 1997

  • Research interests
  • Mobile GIS & Location Based Services
  • Cognitive Engineering for Geospatial Services
  • Mobile eye-tracking for the evaluation of people's mobile decision-making
  • GIS for renewable energy analysis and prospecting
  • Spatial cognition and wayfinding
  • Time geography


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    'Intention-Aware Gaze-Based Assistance on Maps' receives funding from Swiss National Science Foundation [October 2015]
    An evaluation method for location-based mobile learning based on spatio-temporal analysis of learner trajectories by C. Sailer, P. Kiefer, J. Schito and M. Raubal was selected as best paper at the Mobiscool-Workshop at the MobileHCI 2015 Conference in Copenhagen [August 2015]
    IJGIS paper published: R. Ahas, A. Aasa, Y. Yuan, M. Raubal, Z. Smoreda, Y. Liu, C. Ziemlicki, M. Tiru, and M. Zook (2015) Everyday space–time geographies: using mobile phone-based sensor data to monitor urban activity in Harbin, Paris, and Tallinn [July 2015]
    'Enhanced flight training program for monitoring aircraft automation' (SWISS & ETH IKG) receives funding from Federal Office of Civil Aviation [March 2015]
    ET4S Proceedings online: Kiefer, Giannopoulos, Raubal, and Krüger, Eds. (2014) Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Eye Tracking for Spatial Research, Vienna, Austria, September 23, 2014 [September 2014]
    My former Ph.D. student Yihong Yuan started as Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography, Texas State University. Congratulations, Yihong! [August 2014]
    Special issue on 'GIS for Renewable Energy' (Guest Editor M. Raubal) published in ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, Open Access! [August 2014]
    'Application of 3D Geographic Information Systems for transparent and sustainable planning of electric power systems' receives funding from Swiss Federal Office of Energy & industry partners [July 2014]
    Capacity Area Co-Coordinator in the recently funded Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research 'Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility' [June 2014]
    Academic partner in the recently funded Swiss Compentence Center on Energy Research 'Future Swiss Electrical Infrastructure' [June 2014]
    'OMLETH: A Platform for Location-Based Mobile Learning at ETH' receives funding from 'Innovedum: Fostering teaching innovation projects at ETH Zurich' [February 2014]
    IJGIS paper published: Yuan & Raubal - Measuring similarity of mobile phone user trajectories – a Spatio-temporal Edit Distance method [December 2013]
    M. Raubal elected Associate Editor of Journal of Location Based Services [November 2013]
    TGIS paper published: Kiefer, Giannopoulos, Raubal - Where Am I? Investigating Map Matching During Self-Localization With Mobile Eye Tracking in an Urban Environment [October 2013]
    ETH Polybahn-Pitch Interview M. Raubal [July 2013]
    New book in February 2013: Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geography Space, edited by M. Raubal, D. Mark, A. Frank [February 2013]

    Cognitive and Linguistic Aspects of Geographic Space





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